By Greg Stutchbury AUCKLAND (Reuters) - Track cycling is at risk of being dropped from the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Durban unless more money is made available to build a new velodrome in South Africa. Track cycling has been a regular fixture on the Commonwealth Games program since 1934 but remains an optional sport and South African officials say it could be omitted for 2022. Durban, which was named on Wednesday as the first African city to host the Commonwealth Games, does not have a velodrome, and South African officials want the International Cycling Union (UCI) to contribute to the cost of building one.
Posted: September 2, 2015, 9:21 am
By Greg Stutchbury AUCKLAND, Sept 2 (Reuters) - Track cycling is at risk of being dropped from the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Durban unless more money is made available to build a new velodrome in South Africa. Track cycling has been a regular fixture on the Commonwealth Games programme since 1934 but remains an optional sport and South African officials say it could be omitted for 2022. Durban, which was named on Wednesday as the first African city to host the Commonwealth Games, does not have a velodrome, and South African officials want the International Cycling Union (UCI) to contribute to the cost of building one.
Posted: September 2, 2015, 8:32 am
Australian cyclist Michael Rogers was officially awarded an Olympic bronze medal on Monday -- 11 years after the ride in which he earned it. The 35-year-old finished fourth in the men's individual time trial in Athens in 2004 but after winner Tyler Hamilton was stripped of his gold three years ago for doping, Rogers was elevated to third place. "What a great honor," Rogers said during a ceremony at the International Olympic Committee (IOC) headquarters in Lausanne, attended by IOC President Thomas Bach, Vice-President John Coates -- who at the time was head of the Australian team -- and International Cycling Union (UCI) chief Brian Cookson.
Posted: September 1, 2015, 2:26 pm
Australian cyclist Michael Rogers was officially awarded an Olympic bronze medal on Monday -- 11 years after the ride in which he earned it. The 35-year-old finished fourth in the men's individual time trial in Athens in 2004 but after winner Tyler Hamilton was stripped of his gold three years ago for doping, Rogers was elevated to third place. "What a great honour," Rogers said during a ceremony at the International Olympic Committee (IOC) headquarters in Lausanne, attended by IOC President Thomas Bach, Vice-President John Coates -- who at the time was head of the Australian team -- and International Cycling Union (UCI) chief Brian Cookson.
Posted: September 1, 2015, 2:15 pm
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) -- The IOC says Australian cyclist Michael Rogers has received his Olympic bronze medal 11 years after the Athens Games.
Posted: September 1, 2015, 2:02 pm
Britain's former Olympic cycling champion Victoria Pendleton finished second in her first ride as an amateur jockey at Ripon on Monday. The 34-year-old, who won two Olympic gold medals, steered Royal Etiquette to second place after being awarded her Category A licence having made her debut in a charity event at Newbury in July. Royal Etiquette, a 14-1 shot, started slowly but made up ground to move level with the leader Chocolate Diamond.
Posted: August 31, 2015, 6:21 pm
Kristian Sbaragli of Italy outsprinted his rivals to win the 10th stage of the Spanish Vuelta on Monday, while Tom Dumoulin of Netherlands retained the overall leader's red jersey. Sbaragli crossed the line inches ahead of second-place John Degenkolb of Germany and Jose Joaquin Rojas of Spain. The 25-year-old MTN-Qhubeka rider said he was delighted with his first Vuelta stage win because he'd lost a sprint to Degenkolb two days earlier.
Posted: August 31, 2015, 5:24 pm
Aug 31 (Infostrada Sports) - Team Classification Vuelta a Espana after Stage 10 on Monday 1. Team Sky (Britain) 115:58:54" 2. Movistar (Spain) +6:10" 3. Astana (Kazakhstan) +11:52" 4. Katusha (Russia) +15:46" 5. Caja Rural (Spain) +20:40" 6. Lotto (Belgium) +21:33" 7. Cofidis (France) +22:35" 8. Etixx - Quick-Step (Belgium) +23:17" 9. Europcar (France) +28:39" 10. Trek (United States) +29:16"
Posted: August 31, 2015, 4:19 pm
Aug 31 (Infostrada Sports) - Points Classification Vuelta a Espana after Stage 10 on Monday 1. Esteban Chaves (Colombia / Orica) 71 2. Alejandro Valverde (Spain / Movistar) 70 3. Tom Dumoulin (Netherlands / Giant) 67 4. Kristian Sbaragli (Italy / Team MTN) 57 5. Nicolas Roche (Ireland / Team Sky) 56 6. John Degenkolb (Germany / Giant) 56 7. Joaquim Rodriguez (Spain / Katusha) 53 8. Chris Froome (Britain / Team Sky) 43 9. Nairo Quintana (Colombia / Movistar) 42 10. Fabio Aru (Italy / Astana) 41
Posted: August 31, 2015, 4:17 pm
Aug 31 (Infostrada Sports) - Mountain Classification Vuelta a Espana after Stage 10 on Monday 1. Omar Fraile (Spain / Caja Rural) 18 2. Tom Dumoulin (Netherlands / Giant) 13 3. Bert-Jan Lindeman (Netherlands / LottoNL) 13 4. Walter Pedraza (Colombia / Colombia) 7 5. Natnael Berhane (Eritrea / Team MTN) 7 6. Ilia Koshevoy (Belarus / Lampre) 7 7. Esteban Chaves (Colombia / Orica) 6 8. Fabio Aru (Italy / Astana) 6 9. Chris Froome (Britain / Team Sky) 6 10. Kenny Elissonde (France / FDJ) 5
Posted: August 31, 2015, 4:17 pm

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